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This Early Jaguar E-Type Has Moved To Moscow

This Early Jaguar E-Type Has Moved To Moscow

By Andrey Smazhilo / 19 Aug 2015 / 3 Comments Read More

Among Petrolisti, it doesn’t matter where you come from, or which car you drive. It is the passion that unites and brings classic car enthusiasts to the same place, one of which for me is the Moscow Classic Grand Prix. I have already been to two of its stages this year, but that story has to wait a little bit. Today's story is about how I met the most beautiful car ever made.

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This Marcos Is Like No Other GT

This Marcos Is Like No Other GT

By Petrolicious Productions / 19 Aug 2015
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I was 11 years old, and it was Christmas Morning. The year was 1988, and my father had just given me a book called The World of Sports Cars. There were so many beautiful cars to learn about, but when I got to the M section and saw a car called the Marcos GT—designed and manufactured by the Wiltshire, England-based Marcos Engineering Group—it was love at first sight.

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I Prefer Mr Hyde

I Prefer Mr Hyde

By Jonathan WC Mills / 7 Aug 2015 / 18 Comments Read More

The Strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was written in 1886 by Mr. Robert Louis Stevenson. Soon after, the short novella’s main character entered the English lexicon and has remained a shorthand for ‘split personality’, a term that has more recently become known in the modern psychiatric diagnostic and statistical manual as: dissociative identity disorder. I’m getting ahead of myself.

We Discover Clark Gable’s Jaguar XK120 Hidden Beneath The Brickyard

We Discover Clark Gable’s Jaguar XK120 Hidden Beneath The Brickyard

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 26 Jun 2015 / 2 Comments Read More

Clark Gable would win over audiences and critics alike with performances in films like A Free Soul, Red Dust, and San Francisco but his first forays into Tinseltown were met with a less than enthusiastic response. Initially considered too rough to play a romantic lead by studio decision makers, it was not until undergoing grooming and training by his acting coach that Gable came to epitomize the American ideal of masculinity and virility. And boy, did he like cars.

Beware the Black Cat of Pebble Beach Circuit

Beware the Black Cat of Pebble Beach Circuit

By Petrolicious Productions / 11 Jun 2015
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The Del Monte Forest of Pebble Beach, CA is a serene place on an overcast Thursday afternoon, as the crisp ocean breeze flows a gentle fog through the pines. It is so quiet and peaceful that it's hard to imagine that between 1950 and 1956, these narrow roads through the dense forest were used as a racetrack. My name is Joshua Scherling, I drive a 1952 Jaguar XK120 on the old Pebble Beach circuit.

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Light and Loud: This Exige is Lotus Incarnate

Light and Loud: This Exige is Lotus Incarnate

By Petrolicious Productions / 9 Jun 2015
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There are few companies as synonymous with light weight as Lotus is. What began as, essentially, hill climb “trials” cars, Colin Chapman and Lotus have morphed over the years from a pure race car manufacturer into one that’s known more for its road cars. If you’re looking for something a bit more extreme, however, this Italian-owned Exige S1 is about as raw as Lotus gets these days.

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Freedom on Four Wheels: “La Poderosa” Lives for the Wild

Freedom on Four Wheels: “La Poderosa” Lives for the Wild

By Petrolicious Productions / 9 Jun 2015 / 13 Comments Read More

“This Land Rover is very simple. The idea behind the vehicle is to go as many places as possible, using as few resources as possible,” photographer Sean Reagan says. He, Mittie Roger, and their Land Rover Defender “la poderosa” are on an adventure—with no end in sight.

Listen to the Triumph TR7’s Epic Crime Movie-Inspired Soundtrack

Listen to the Triumph TR7’s Epic Crime Movie-Inspired Soundtrack

By Geoffrey Cole / 11 May 2015
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You may think it strange, but I enjoy listening to the type of soundtrack music you might find on a film like Get Carter, Bullitt or The Ipcress File. Much crime drama TV produced during the ’70s used these films as their model, and a huge number were produced all requiring incidental music. Weirdly, one of these tracks was used to promote the Triumph TR7.

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What’s Cool About the Record That Star Wars’ Idris Elba Broke in a Bentley?

What’s Cool About the Record That Star Wars’ Idris Elba Broke in a Bentley?

By Petrolicious Productions / 8 May 2015
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The beach is Pendine Sands, a seven mile beach now owned and operated by the Ministry of Defense* but beloved by speed demons. This stretch of sand has seen many hot rod and speed attempts, but apparently the Ministry of Defense has also used it as a bombing range for decades. Signage of unexploded ordinance is still displayed to this day, which makes the size of Elba’s record a bit more substantial.

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6 Reasons To Drive A Lotus 7

6 Reasons To Drive A Lotus 7

By Brendan McAleer / 30 Apr 2015 / 4 Comments Read More

The Lotus Super Seven is perhaps the simplest and most elemental of sportscars. It is wheels, engine, seats, a pop-eyed face like a praying mantis, and bodywork like an early aeroplane. Conceived in 1957 as a very low-budget club-racer, it found a home racing on the decommissioned WWII runways of England. And here are six more reasons you should love it.

This Aston Martin V8 Is a Shared Experience for Father and Son

This Aston Martin V8 Is a Shared Experience for Father and Son

By Petrolicious Productions / 14 Apr 2015 / 14 Comments Read More

“I’ve fallen in love. I don’t have any desire to drive another car. The smell of the leather, the feel of the steering wheel…it’s art,” says Paul Kitchen, half owner of this beautiful 1977 Aston Martin V8 Series 3.

The other owner of the car is Paul’s gearhead dad, Jonathan. After years of hard work, they’ve managed to transform this once ratty, purple-painted barn find into the stunning coupe you see here.